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Guests in God’s House: a Pilgrimage into Interfaith Living – G190641CDS

Workshop ID: G190641CDS
Dates: June 23 - June 29
Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00

People of all religious traditions, including Christians, find their way alongside one another in our one world-home. But what happens when we engage with one another and walk together into our deepest questions and most pressing challenges?

What can we learn from one another, and do together?

In this week we will explore what religions are, and how they shape us; the power that lies in our traditions for harm and for good; how our religions encourage the search for truth and action for justice; and the power of shared journey to deepen our faith and transform us. Structured study sessions, informal conversations, shared spiritual practice, and visits with area communities–including the Dar al-Islam Muslim community, and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo–will be combined with a day of pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo, common living, and personal reflection.

Designed for religious leaders (professional and volunteer) and seekers, who want to explore how to build engaged and loving interfaith relationships, and to develop the practice of interfaith imagination.

 

Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping RV$835.00
Camping w/Electricity$795.00
Camping$775.00
Commuter$775.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$675.00
Jay Rock

Jay T. Rock grew up in a secular home within a multi-religious extended family. His first intentional foray into interreligious relations came when helping to organize a hunger walk in Stockton, CA, in 1976, while



Rob McClellan

Rev. Rob McClellan was born and raised in the Midwest. Rob grew up in the Presbyterian church and also had formative spiritual experiences at a large YMCA camp. Prior to coming to Westminster, he served as



Sherri Hausser

Reverend Sherri Hausser launched the Center for Innovation at San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2013. Prior to that, she served for twelve years as an Associate Pastor at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, in Pennsylvania where


 

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Guests in God’s House

Instructor: Jay Rock

Start Date: 6/23/19, End Date: 6/29/19

Check-In Begins at 3:00pm at the Welcome Center on 6/23/19. Dinner 5:30 – 6:30; Orientation 6:45 pm

Invitation: This week we will explore what religions are, and how they can shape and energize us, and our communities. We will visit neighboring religious communities, including Dar al- Islam, the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, and Christ in the Desert Monastery; and engage in a day of pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo. Study sessions, personal reflection, spiritual practice and group discussion will help us develop our interfaith imagination, and allow us to weave together new understandings of how to build engaged and loving inter-religious relationships.

Learning Outcomes: This week we will explore what religions are, and how they can shape and energize us, and our communities. We will visit neighboring religious communities, including Dar al-Islam, the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, and Christ in the Desert Monastery; and engage in a day of pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo. Study sessions, personal reflection, spiritual practice and group discussion will help us develop our interfaith imagination, and allow us to weave together new understandings of how to build engaged and loving inter-religious relationships.

Course Schedule:
The class schedule is 9-noon and 7-8:30 or 9 PM.
The times for our visits and pilgrimage day will vary – some will be in the late afternoon or evening. Our day of pilgrimage will begin early on one morning, and extend into the afternoon. Our schedule will be adjusted accordingly, so that you will have adequate time for rest, reflection, and rectreation on the Ranch or in the surrounding area.

Instructor Background: We are excited to share our varied experience with you. Together, Sherri, Rob and Jay have been involved in building interfaith institutions, women’s groups, young adult programs, dialogues, formal institutional relationships between religious communities, and leading interfaith pilgrimages. We have also written interfaith statements and study/action materials, and designed courses and events, but we share an approach that emphasizes joint exploration and engagement. Living together at Casa del Sol will provide us the ideal desert location, and allow us time to be with one another, to play and explore together, and to deepen our spiritual connecton with this kind of work and calling.

Provided Materials: None

What to Bring: Please be sure to bring a portable water bottle, sturdy shoes and sun protection with you. You may also want to have a journal or notebook. If you want to bring a musical instrument, or art materials, please do! Bring your stories of inter-religious encounters, and your questions, joys and concerns. Also, if you have poems or prayers that have especially moved or encouraged you, bring those as well, to weave into our times of spiritual practice. We make the road by walking.

FAQs: Q: Is this course only for Christians? A: No. We welcome the perspectives, faith, and experience of people from any religious tradition, or none.

Q: Is this course only about ideas or the verbal/belief side of religious life? A: No, we will explore religious traditions in all of their aspects, and will do things as well as talk.

Q: Do you have to believe in God to take part in this course? A: No, though we will talk about the transcendent dimension of existence, and will not debate whether or not God exists. Most of the participants, as well as the instructors, will probably refer to God.

Q: What if I have other questions? A: Please contact Jay Rock via email, at bat2rock@yahoo.com

Recommended Resources: Resources will be discussed during the course. You need not read anything in advance.


Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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